Dining Out Vs. Home Cooking

Although cooking at home has long been considered the most practical option, Americans are increasingly choosing to dine out for the sake of convenience. Here is a side-by-side comparison of dining out versus cooking at home.

COST:

Dining Out: $13 for fajitas

Home Cooking: $34 for spices for fajitas


SUBSTITUTIONS:

Dining Out: As accommodating as can be

Home Cooking: Your mother slaved over this and you’re going to eat it


OPTIONS:

Dining Out: Entire menu to choose from

Home Cooking: Entire page of search results for “what to make with tomatoes and eggs” to choose from

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MEAL ENDING UP BURNT TO A CRISP:

Dining Out: Their fault

Home Cooking: Your fault


ABILITY TO SHOUT ‘DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHO I AM?’ AT HOSTESS:

Dining Out: Yes

Home Cooking: No


CONVENIENCE:

Dining Out: Have to leave your house

Home Cooking: Have to leave your bed


BIRTHDAY SONG:

Dining Out: Unlicensed

Home Cooking: Licensed


CLEANUP:

Dining Out: Have to figure out whether to bus your own plate

Home Cooking: Have to figure out if these cups can go on the bottom rack of the dishwasher


AMBIANCE:

Dining Out: Soft jazz

Home Cooking: The dog wants to go outside again


LEFTOVERS:

Dining Out: Left to rot in the fridge

Home Cooking: Left to rot in the fridge

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